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KC-46A primed for first flight

24th July 2015 - 15:03 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London

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Despite rising costs and technical glitches besetting the early stages of the programme, the KC-46A tanker is still expected to achieve its first flight this summer.

Speaking to analysts and reporters during a conference call on 22 July, Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing’s new CEO, reiterated that he was confident in the long-term financial value of the tanker programme for Boeing.

‘With the potential market of up to 400 aircraft worth $80 billion, we expect to realise strong returns over decades of production and in-service support,’ said Muilenburg.

His comments come just a few days after the company announced a $536 million

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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